Tags: Everyday Adventures
At the end of last year we moved house. Same city, but a completely different area. An area that I barely knew the location of before we moved, one that I definitely had not spent enough time exploring. And it might have been three months since we moved, but I still hadn't seen a lot of the neighbourhood, until last weekend...
The sun was shining, the dog needed a walk.
I dragged my little sister out of bed and persuaded her that a walk would help cure her hangover.
Some of the best parts of the day happened before we even left the house. Like discovering this little ladybird that I befriended.
You know how normally when you pick up a ladybird and sit it on your hand, it flies away after five seconds? Well, this one didn't. It just sat on my hand for ages. In the end, tired of keeping my hand still, I moved it to my shoulder.
Yes, that's a selfie of me and my new friend; if you look really closely, that little speck of red on my left shoulder is the ladybird. She stayed there for at least half an hour while I went about my business. To be honest I was a little heartbroken when I noticed she had finally gone!
Before we set off my mum, who is normally responsible for walking the dog, drew us this little map of the best places to go.
It didn't make much sense to me either. Luckily my dad was on hand and showed me what she was talking about with an actual map on his phone.
We set off. First we passed some donkeys and a pony.
The last picture doesn't really do the size of the pony justice; it was the tiniest pony I have ever seen! It was only about an inch taller than the dog. It was really friendly though, came right up to the fence to say hello.
To be honest, I think he was only interested in getting fed and unfortunately we didn't have any food for him.
Churches are always so picturesque, but the shining sun made this look even more stunning than usual. Plus, it was surrounded by daffodils.
After all the walking, with the sun still shining, we thought it was only right to sit in the beer garden at the local pub and enjoy a strawberry cider.
It was such a lovely day and resulted in me really appreciating what a beautiful part of the world I already live in. I'm still desperate to travel the world as soon as possible, but mini adventures like this are all that is keeping me sane for the time being!